Today marks the two week anniversary of my return from a one week trip to California. It's cold and rainy here and I miss the warm and sun. And the eating. Thanks to a friend's suggestions, we had ample guidance to steer us in delicious directions: in San Francisco it was a perfect lunch of assorted appetizers at Green's (why is Vancouver only now getting vegetarian restaurants on par with this?); samosa salad at Burma Superstar; a fantastic morning bun from Tartine Bakery that was sadly sold out on the following day; pizza and salad done right at Pizzeria Delfina.
Napa, I miss you too. Bubbles in the morning at Domaine Chandon and Mumm Napa; pommes frites and salad at Bouchon and Bistro Jeanty (I'm hitting my new year's resolution of eating at French restaurants more often); tacos at the Oxbow Market. The burrata at Bottega was enough to convince us to go back again for dinner the following night. And the surprising winner? A kale and farro salad at Tra Vigne that just might have been the best thing I ate in Napa. (Perhaps it is also that kale and farro are the perfect antidote after a week of copious food and wine consumption...)